Gavin Newsom again debunks claims he will run for White House in 2024, saying Joe Biden ‘deserves it’ and ‘I believe in this man’ – in his latest meeting with the president
Gavin Newsom has again dismissed claims he will run for the White House in 2024, saying he is “not worthy” and Joe Biden “deserves it.”
The California The governor said he “believes in this man” – referring to the president – during an interview with NewsNation host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday evening.
It comes just a day after Newsom dismissed concerns about Biden’s age, saying he was providing a “master class” in governance.
California’s governor is suspected of having White House aspirations but made clear Monday that he believed Biden was qualified for the job, jokingly shooting down rumors he would run against him.
During the NewsNation interview, Cuomo asked Newsom what he thought of Vice President Kamala Harris.
“The only Plan B is obviously the Vice President, Kamala Harris, and there are no polls. You say she is absolutely the best person to be vice president,” Cuomo said.
Newsom responded, “Of course she is.”
California’s governor is suspected of having White House aspirations, but made clear on Monday that he believed Biden was the right person for the job, jokingly dismissing rumors that he would run against him.
Newsom added that he was “not interested in plan B because we have the guy running the show on the train and we all have to get on the train with him.”
In June, Newsom refused to tell Fox News host Sean Hannity how many people urged him to run against Biden.
An unnamed Harris adviser also called the governor “disrespectful” in his plan to debate Republican candidate Ron Desantis.
After Newsom was asked why he isn’t running for president, he said, “Because I believe in this man.”
‘Joe Biden is running with Kamala Harris. That’s the Democratic ticket,” the consultant told NBC News.
Newsom, 55, and Harris, 58, both Californians, are old friends. Newsom served as mayor of San Francisco and won two elections as lieutenant governor of California before becoming governor.
Before becoming a U.S. senator in 2016, Harris served as a prosecutor in San Francisco and won two local elections for attorney general.
Regarding the president’s son, Hunter, Newsom has openly admitted that he “doesn’t like” how he is profiting from his family’s connections.
An unnamed Harris adviser also called the governor “disrespectful” in his plan to debate Republican nominee Ron Desantis
CNN host Dana Bash also sat down with Newsom and asked him to comment on Donald Trump’s equivocation on abortion rights
Regarding the president’s son Hunter, Newsom has openly admitted that he “doesn’t like” how he is profiting from his family’s connections
Although Newsom has said he has no plans to run for president in the 2024 election, he has appeared in other states, taken a trip to China and agreed to a debate on Ron Desantis.
CNN anchor Dana Bash also spoke with Newsom and asked him to comment on Donald Trump’s ambiguous statements on abortion rights.
Trump said Sunday that he does not support a six-week ban, adding that he found some of the state’s policies “terrible.”
“I would sit down with both sides and negotiate something, and then we will have peace on that issue for the first time in 52 years,” Trump said.
Trump then accused Democrats of supporting abortion “up to and including birth.”
Newsom responded, “What does that mean? After the birth? It’s made up, it’s a political thing. People don’t want abortion after birth.
“It’s not up to Donald Trump or me. It’s up to women who need it. The reality is it’s a political canard: it’s BS.”